HOME TOWN: Irvington, NJ
The New Jersey quintet AGENTS OF MAN have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records and just finished recording Count Your Blessings , their highly anticipated sophomore release. Composed of former members of such acclaimed hardcore acts as Bulldoze, Cold As Life, One 4 One and Train of Thought, and with a new rock-solid line-up recently completed by bassist Mike Couls (Sworn Enemy), the group are more determined than ever before. AGENTS OF MAN have always strived to forge their own unique musical path, ignoring current trends or fashions, opening themselves to a limitless canvas to harness a masterpiece. The group have put more emphasis on developing captivating hooks and vocal melodies and as a result greatly matured as songwriters. They spent the past four years honing their craft combining a stunning blend of underground and pop culture alike, which quickly evolved into a brilliant fusion of catchy and melodic, yet aggressive music that can't be easily categorized. Couls further describes the group's excitement over joining the Century Media family: "We are very pleased to have signed with Century Media Records and are extremely confident in their abilities to market and promote our band. We went back to Purple Light Studios (Candiria, 40 Below Summer) once again with Mike Barilie to record Count Your Blessings , our debut full-length album. It's been a long time coming and we are ready to take our opportunities to the next level. Thanks to everyone who has supported us thus far. A new website and new merch will be coming soon. Until then, see ya on the road." AGENTS OF MAN's first release, AOM EP 01 , was recorded and co-produced by Mike Barilie at Purple Light Studios in 2001. To date the EP has sold over 7,500 copies despite very limited distribution. The group have toured the U.S. with 36 Crazyfists, Candiria, Full Blown Chaos and Sworn Enemy, and have played countless shows with such acts as Biohazard, God Forbid, Hatebreed and Thursday, to name just a few.